Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1206636

Date first listed: 03-Sep-1973



Ordnance survey map of ROCK LODGE
© Crown Copyright and database right 2019. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2019. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1206636 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 23-Jan-2019 at 09:40:54.



The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Devon

District: North Devon (District Authority)

Parish: Lynton and Lynmouth

National Park: EXMOOR

National Grid Reference: SS 71460 49222


Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.



SS7149 LYDIATE LANE, Lynton 858-1/4/31 (North side) 03/09/73 Rock Lodge


Detached villa. c1840, extended c1870. Rendered, slurried slate roof. A symmetrical single-depth plan, with later billiard room attached in parallel, rear right, projecting beyond the original gable end. Composition in classical form with neo-Tudor details. 2 storeys; 2:1:2-window range, the central bay gabled and slightly brought forward. Windows are all 2-light small-pane casements, 16-pane to first floor and 20-pane below, but the central first floor is in a 4-centred arch and has interlaced bars in the head, and at ground floor is a pair of glazed doors under a glazed light in a 4-centred arch with stopped drip-course. The gable end to the left (S) has a casement in a segmental arch, and with cast-iron balustrade to a small balcony above a lean-to with decorative barge-board, and a full-width timber-framed glazed conservatory with an octagonal central section, with small-pane transom lights. Attached left is a later extension with entrance door. The right gable has a 2-light casement with bars and interlace. The central gable has a decorative fretted barge-board, and there are ridge stacks between the outer pairs of windows; a further large stack in the valley to the extension is slate-hung. The 2-storey extension is in rubble with gabled slate roof, with a cross-gabled porch adjoining the N gable of the principal range; this has a wide door with pointed and cusped heads and nail-head surround. To the right gable is a full-height hexagonal bay with transomed casements, and at the rear is a projecting square bay. At the entrance end is a 2-light casement at the upper level. INTERIOR: ground floor only inspected. The central stair hall flanked by 2 rooms each side, serviced by a rear corridor, from which the 2-storey billiard room is also reached. The stick stair has an open string, and divides at the quarter landing. To left is a door to arched head, set deep, on 2 steps. All rooms have window shutters in embrasures, and there are simple cornices. At the S end, the kitchen has a deep opening for a range. The billiard room is lofty, with a fine palmette cornice, and a square 'exedra' on the far side, but not centred to the wall. The original fireplace is in-situ, and the door has a roll-mould to the panels with pointed heads, in a moulded architrave. The building holds a commanding position, at the far W end of Lydiate Lane, looking back across the town, and retains much original detailing.

Listing NGR: SS7146049222


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 376511

Legacy System: LBS

End of official listing